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Researchers submit that by raising the Vitamin C recommended dietary allowance (RDA), cases of heart disease, stroke, and cancer might be slashed.
Obesity leads to more doctor visits than smoking, a statistic that underscores the gravity of the problem of excess pounds.
Consuming juice from wild blueberries helps to protect DNA from damage, thereby potentially decreasing a person's risk of cardiovascular disease.
Among families with a genetic risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, early signs presaging the condition’s onset appear in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Consumption of chia seeds raises blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), among postmenopausal women.
South Korea researchers report that onion helps to protect the brain from stroke-related vascular damage, in a lab animal model.
Phobic anxiety associates with shorter telomeres – a marker of a cellular aging, in middle-aged and older women.
Extracts from green tea and grape seed inhibits the action of certain start-digesting enzymes, thereby offering plant-based options to control blood sugar.
Nationwide (US) life expectancy would potentially be 2 years higher if adults reduced their time spent sitting to less than 3 hours a day.
University of Pennsylvania (US) researchers use sugar and a 3-D printer to replicate a vascular template.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Study results suggest that regularly taking certain supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron, and copper, may increase the risk of death in older
Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with less decline in cognitive function in older adults.
UK study reveals that tall women may be at greater overall risk for cancer, with significant increases in risk for each four-inch increase in height.
Among older women, indoor air pollution associates with increased blood pressure.
Pre-menopausal women with the highest average intakes of folate from the diet are at a 40% reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Among older women, Vitamin D supplementation extends longevity.
Daily physical activity, a low-fat whole-grain diet, low BMI, and other healthy behaviors significantly reduce a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death.
Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.
`Yale University (US) researchers report that women who have more wrinkles have lower bone mineral density.
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23. Lower Pressure with Potatoes
Potatoes are among the foods richest in potassium, a mineral that fights high blood pressure. One baked potato with skin contains 903 mg of potassium, nearly one-third of the recommended Daily Value. And, in 2005 researchers from the Institute of Food Research (United Kingdom) found that the potato contains natural compounds known as kukoamines, that in an herbal remedy (Lycium chinense) are associated with blood-pressure reducing properties.